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A cruel but beautiful heiress screws over a hired carpenter, who later is the first one to find her when she gets amnesia. Looking for a little revenge he convinces her that she's his wife.

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Joanna Stayton / Annie Proffitt
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Rich bitch Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her yacht. When the two don't see eye-to-eye, Dean is left unpaid while Joanna sets sail. The following day, Joanna is fished out of the sea, after falling overboard, suffering from amnesia. Dean sees a neat way to regain the money she owes him... he tells her she's his wife; that way Dean gets a free housekeeper and mother for his four kids. Written by Rob Hartill

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carpenter | amnesia | love | yacht | memory | See more »

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16 December 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hombre nuevo, vida nueva  »

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$26,713,187 (USA)
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The scenes of the character of Joey Proffitt talking in Pee-Wee Herman's voice were improvised as the Pee-Wee voice was not part of the original script. See more »

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Joanna Stayton/Annie Proffitt: [aboard her yacht, Joanna is on the phone] ... I KNOW it will cost me, but it's the CUTEST little painting. I simply MUST have it. You'll do the bidding for me at the auction? $1,700,000.
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Joanna Stayton/Annie Proffitt: Grant, I'm on the phone!
Grant Stayton: I can't hear you, Tea Rose! I'm shooting skeet!
[goes back to firing]
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SOMETHING SPECIAL
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You'll go overboard for more laughs and a good time
5 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Overboard is the kind of a fun movie to watch anytime. I saw it the movie theater 14 years ago. Today, I still watch it on television or on the video tape. It is truly a comedic classic not to be disregarded at all. It is truly funny, entertaining, and enlightening. If haven't seen it, you must for a good time. Great cast of actors and characters, I miss Roddy McDowall. I wished that Roddy got knighthood while he was alive. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have been together what must be like an eternity in Hollywood or at least a few years. Edward Herrmann has a great supporting role as Joanna's husband and Katherine Helmond from "Who's the Boss?" plays Joanna's snobbish New Yorker mother. The story begins with rich Joanna wanting a closet for her shoes so she hires a local carpenter, Kurt Russell, who does not meet her criteria. She insults and mistreats him like an animal and refuses to pay him. When she falls overboard accidentally, she loses her memory. When Kurt's character finds out, he decides to bring her home and make her pay him back. The predictable event happens so watch and see and don't watch the butchered television version either.


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